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College of Engineering / Program / Master of Science - Polymer and Fiber Engineering

Why this degree?

There is a strong demand for Auburn PFE graduates in a wide variety of industries. Polymer and fiber engineering uniquely prepares students for careers in research and development, product development, process engineering, composite and polymer engineering, quality assurance engineering, technical services and technical sales for the public and private sectors.

You are eligible to apply if...

  • You hold a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, materials engineering or science, polymer science, biochemistry, environmental science, industrial engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing
  • The GRE is required and TOEFL scores are required for international applicants

To complete the program you must...

  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate (6000/7000) level course work including:
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours for the thesis option; PFEN 7990 Research and Thesis for 4 to 6 credit hours counted towards the 30 credit hour minimum.
    • A minimum of 36 credit hours for the non-thesis option; requires 6 credit hours of PFEN 7980 Graduate Project; 12 credit hours of PFEN 7980 can be taken; students must pass a final comprehensive written exam; students enrolled in the Ph.D. program and acquiring a M.S. non-thesis may not use a portion of their Ph.D. research to satisfy this requirement.

What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate online program, you will work with the graduate program officer to create a plan of study:

Applying for the Master of Science - Polymer and Fiber Engineering

  • Fill out the online graduate application at
    (you will be required to create an account)
  • Upload your official transcripts, statement of purpose, resume, and three recommendation letters
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